Codexis and Molecular Assemblies Announce Execution of Commercial License and Enzyme Supply Agreement for Optimized TdT Enzyme for Enzymatic DNA Synthesis
Enzymes naturally evolved across diverse and sometimes hostile environments. Their unique characteristics have powered many life science tools. For example, the thermostability of Taq Polymerase enabled DNA amplification through PCR, instituting a new era of genomics, and the activity of glucose oxidase was instrumental to the glucose meter marking the genesis of enzymatic biosensors. However, these natural enzymes have limitations and through enzyme engineering, evolved enzymes are unlocking next-generation tools.
The next generation of life science tools will require the next generation of enzymes. Scientists are no longer limited to scouring the world for enzymes that evolved over eons for naturally occurring conditions. Now, enzymes can be rapidly tailored for real world laboratory and physiological conditions to unlock the life science tools of tomorrow.
We are improving life science tools with a focus on genomics and nucleic acid synthesis.
This video walks through the four key characteristics we focused on when engineering the Codex® HiFi Hot Start DNA Polymerase, and how it was specifically tailored to improve the amplification steps in an NGS workflow. The presentation also includes an overview of our technology, and the novel enzymes we create for life science tools.Watch Video